- Written by Adrian Wittenberg
- Published on 10 April 2008
On the Bench (Audio)
I (JEJ) found the CDP-502 a delight to use in playing DVD-As and CDs. The sound is impeccable, as the bench test results will show. I used CDs and DVDs with test signals recorded at -5dB, either with 16/44.1 or 24/192 sampling.
At 1 kHz and 16/44.1, THD+N was a very low 0.004%, and with 24/192 sampling, it was an even lower 0.001%. There is virtually no power supply ripple (no 60 Hz, 120 Hz, 180 Hz, etc. peaks).
At 10 kHz, 16/44.1, THD+N was still extremely low, at 0.003%, and at 24/192 sampling, 0.001%. This is superb performance, exactly what I would expect from Classé.
IMD measured 0.005% for 16/44.1 sampling, and 0.002% for 24/192.